Timber Photovoltaic Shade Shelter/Traffic light/Road sign.


This traffic light with photovoltaics, is intended to be a shade shelter in harsh sunny, hot climates. Many people position themselves in the shadow of traffic poles to get out of hot sunlight and uncomfortable air while waiting for minutes.... many times, in long walks across dense urban centres. The photovoltaics form a canopy that increases the size of the shade cover of the whole structure and also shelters people in light rain. The form is meant to be an inspiring abstract tree-like structure with curves instead of corners. There is also a slight "SCI-FI" sense to the form that is intended to be forward looking to what is shaping up to be a very green C21st. In a way this component makes a mundane place of standing and sitting-waiting to cross the road.... into more of a natural "place" with a feeling like standing close to a tree.

Key benefit

Mass use of this timber structure would significantly be a small improvement in the global carbon equation.

Material list

Hardwood Pole, LVL branches, durable timber product road sign, eco traffic light to future deign; photovoltacis , batteries and wiring to ecolgical specs; concrete footing; suitable eco paint/stain finish; bolts and jointing fittaments to suit engineering spec.

Ecological values

The use of timber and photovoltaics in this structure would most likely help the carbon equation, the abstract plant like aesthetics of the design are biophilic in intent which would help human ecology and well being directly and in follow through effect also help the environment. The minimum use of metals and plastics is intended to have a positive effect on the world wide carbon equation. In terms of human ecology, it is intended that further research will be done into how the structure would fail under impact from vehicles, to create a safer environment where hitting a traffic pole by accident doesn't cause a fatality in most cases.



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